ICU and Emergency

Sepsis Mortality Better at High-Volume Centres

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals... Read more

Does Bedspacing Affect Quality of Care?

Overcrowding is an ongoing concern across hospitals. When the number of patients requiring hospital admission exceeds the number of available... Read more

Peer Pressure Boosts Hand-Hygiene Compliance

Young people are often told by their parents or guardians not to give in to peer pressure. Interestingly, a recent study showed that social or... Read more

ICU Overnight Discharge Risk

While moving intensive care unit (ICU) patients after-hours is linked to increased risk of death, the rate of such discharges has remained unchanged... Read more

Zoom On: Prof. Armand Girbes - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Professor Armand Girbes is an esteemed member of the ICU Management Editorial Board.  Since 2001 he has been Professor in Intensive Care Medicine... Read more

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Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

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